Our team: Charles Wander
On 12 June, a 20-strong team from Fladgate abseiled the 200ft Senate House Library to raise £5,000 in aid of St Mungo’s, one of the firm’s chosen charities for 2016.
St Mungo’s is one of the UK’s leading homelessness charities and exists to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Each night the charity provides housing and support to 2,500 people across London and the South and helps thousands of others with advice, health, skills and work services.
Homelessness damages the lives of some of the most vulnerable women and men in our society. St Mungo’s vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
Howard Sinclair, St Mungo’s Chief Executive, said: “We are extremely grateful to all our abseilers who share our vision to ‘end homelessness and rebuild lives’. Our work would not be what it is without the people who give their time, enthusiasm and energy so freely. I hope others in turn will give their support to this group who are stretching themselves so far simply to help people away from the streets and towards independent and better lives.”
Fladgate Chairman, Charles Wander, added: “We are pleased to be supporting St Mungo’s this year, a decision made by a vote across our whole firm, and our enthusiasm for its cause is reflected by the number of Fladgate people who gave up part of their weekend to participate in the abseil.”
Over the last three years 350 supporters have successfully abseiled down Senate House, raising over £80,000 for St Mungo’s projects.
Built in 1937, Senate House is an Art Deco building that housed the Ministry of Information during World War II and inspired George Orwell’s description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It has been used as a location in TV shows such as Dr Who and Jeeves and Wooster as well as films such as Batman Begins.
The Fladgate team comprised Georgina Baker, Hollie Docherty (and her partner, Sam Moore), Chris Farrell, Maya Gardiner, Megan Hewitt, Katie Hill, Madeleine Holding, Chris Humphreys, Clare Jones, Sophie Kasmi, Janet Keeley, Reena Patel, Davina Pereira, Jane Stringer, Kristina Swannell, Heather Thompson, Grace Tyldesley (and her partner, Mark Laws), Alan Woolston and Isha Wurie.
For more information visit www.mungos.org